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I'm writing this while sitting in a small Mexican food Restaurant in Jefferson city. I brought Spence here for a TN All Star football game. They practice at Carson Newman Univ. it reminds me a little of Ouachita Baptist where Shelley and I went to College. Once you drop off your son they do their own thing. Spence has been thinking about this game for 2 months. They get to play in Louisville, ky on Sat. It's TN vs KY. I can't stand not knowing what's happening at practice, so I'm staying til tonight's full pad practice. I have no where to go all afternoon, so I came in here to eat and get out of the heat. I guess my next stop will be Walmart and Big Lots:).

This is the job of a Sports Mom and i wouldn't change it for anything. I will head back tonight.

Last night Spence and I hung in our hotel room and watched the Thunder vs Heat. What an intense game! Thunder fans are awesome and the players are even better. It's going to be quite a series I think.

Well that's what I'm doing today. Maybe I'll see if there is a movie theater around here. Have a great day Denise

Happy Birthday to Dana

Happy Birthday to Dana... happy birthday to you!!! Today we celebrate Dana's birthday!! However, he was so adamant about NOT having a party or anything that resembled a celebration (thus no pictures) so we had to oblige. Ugg!!! (That is impossible... it's YOUR day babe... we have to celebrate)...But we did talk him into a nice dinner later (with the family only) and one gift that he had been wanting, Cracker Barrel's exclusive An Evening with Dolly Parton Live and THAT'S it!!! Yay, he is a cheap date!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We are starting the countdown to our vacation in S.C. with my family. 12 days left until we leave for Myrtle Beach. The only thing I dread is the bathing suit shopping. I am growing by the day and I may just have to settle with a large T-shirt and elastic shorts...

We would love to hear about your family vacations and even your summer activities. You hear about all the things we are doing and we are also interested in your adventures too. Post some of your favorites on our Facebook page - we would LOVE it!!

Happy Birthday to all you June babies - and celebrate (if your husband/wife/family with let you)!!!

blessings, leigh

Happy Friday!

Hello from the car heading back to Nashville from Oklahoma. We had a great time seeing family and a few friends.

We started our time here celebrating my Mother n laws bday. We went to one of her favorite places called "The Yellow Rose Dinner Theater.

It's a very interesting idea for ministry. It's run out of a church in Moore, OK. The worship team does all of the entertainment. The food is made from scratch fresh everyday. Brisket, green beans, hashbrown potato casserole, incredible yeast rolls. Then at intermission they had like 6 desserts to choose from . This particular night they were doing their Motown show. The lead singer was fantastic. Any way, it was an experience :).

Spence was at OU's football camp. It was cool to be on the campus,

I got to spend time with one of my dearest childhood friends Sarah. We had a great time catching up.

We also got to let our kids hang out. We keep telling Spence and Macy that they have an arranged marriage. Haha! Price and Bryant had a great time playing backyard football.

While Spence was at camp, we took Price to a Redhawks baseball game. My sister and 2 nieces came down to meet us. It was a beautiful night for baseball.

Stu, pepa and Spence headed downtown TX for another passing camp and Price and I stayed in Norman with my Mom.

She takes care of a little baby. Price turned into a good little babysitter. He's practicing for Leigh's baby:)

Now we are on the road for an 11 hour drive. Can't wait to see my puppies. I've missed them.

That's what's been going on in my world. Have a blessed day.


Summer Surprises...

I had mentioned many, many blogs ago the Cappillino's were getting a puppy. Her name was Cocoa. A week before we were to pick her up, Cocoa got very sick with Parvo and passed away. Our family mourned for quite awhile (especially Darby) over Cocoa... We were so disappointed and found it extremely difficult to understand. We asked ourselves should we pursue trying to find another puppy or just let it go? And after much time passing and family discussion, we began looking again for another puppy and found Holly Etta.

She was just 30 miles down the road from us and once we met her, we were hooked!!! She is a December baby just like Darby. Her breeder named her Etta but Darby wanted her to have a Christmas sounding name... thus HOLLY Etta! Holly is a precious puppy and feels our home with such energy and frolic... we are settling in very nicely with potty training and chewing on HER toys, not my furniture. And Darby is a fantastic Mom to Holly!!! Dana and I are having a blast with her too!! Here is a glimpse of Holly Etta trying to unfold her brand new bed mat for her crate. I don't think she likes the "bump" around it, she wants to be able to unfold or have it lay flat. Take a look at our sweet new puppy.

Would you believe the day we brought Holly Etta home we also found out about another summer surprise coming soon? Some of you may already know but incase you don't, the Cappillino's will be having a baby in November. YEP!!! A baby!!! Craaaazzzeee right? We are still in shock, however the shock is wearing off due to my tummy growing sooooo VERY large. Darby had a tough time in the beginning but now has found ownership knowing this will be HER brother or sister, not just MY baby.

We find out in two weeks if we are having a boy or girl... I will keep you posted...I can't wait!!!

God is teaching me so many things right now but mostly to trust the Lord with ALL of MY heart and lean not on my own understanding (which can frighten me deeply) and in all my ways acknowledge Him and He will make my paths straight Prov. 3:4-5. I am finding this exercise is bringing me much relief.

I hope you will enjoy all the summer surprises that will be coming your close attention - they show up in all different types of packages.

blessings, leigh

Father's Day Memories With Point Of Grace

Shelley, Leigh, and Denise shared with us some of their favorite Father's Day memories and traditions. See what they have to say here!

Do you have a specific Father’s Day tradition?
We let Dad sleep in on Father's Day (meaning mom gets up with daughter and doggie!), then we usually go to Dad's choice of restaurant for lunch after church. If he wants to play golf, he has a free pass, but usually, he just stays home and spends time with us because he is an AWESOME dad!

What are your Top 5 Father’s Day gift recommendations?
I asked my husband what the five things he would most love…here is his list…
1.Electric Smoker for smoking meats outside
3.18 holes of golf
4.Car Wash gift certificates
5.anything handmade by my daughter

What is your favorite quote about Father's Day?
I love this perfectly describes my father.. "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland"

Do you have a specific Father’s Day tradition? Or a favorite Father's Day memory?
I didn't have a Father' s tradition growing up necessarily other than the normal dotting on my Dad with cards, and ceramic ashtray and so on. Now my little girl Darby, looks forward to any day she gets to do something special for her Dad. The tradition with her is something Yankee or N.Y Giants. Daddy never has too much of that stuff.
What are your Top 5 Father’s Day gift recommendations? Or the best gift you’ve ever given?

My husbands birthday and Fathers day are always VERY close... One time ( while he was on a trip) I had a decorator come in and fix up his studio- top to bottom!!! He loved it and that gift will last me for many Father's Day's to come!!

Do you have a special Father’s Day quote?
I have often heard your ability to trust in your heavenly Father resembles your TRUST in your earthly Father! I believe in my Daddy with all my heart!!

Do you have a special Father’s Day memory to share?
Many years after my Dad's remission...I wrote him a letter and read it to him on Father's day... The letter basically described how his perseverance and determination was such a heroic act! I am so proud of the fight within him to get better! Love you Dad!!!

Do you have a specific Father’s Day tradition?
My dad LOVES to play golf. When I think about what we did on Father's day the thing I remember most is that Dad would get to spend his day at the golf course. Then at some point during the day Mom would grill out and we would either have burgers or steaks. Good news is, my husband Stu likes that tradition as well except he would rather his boys come play golf with him.

What is the best Father's Day gift you’ve ever given?
A few years ago, my sisters and I started paying for someone to help do his lawn work. It isn't that he minded doing it, but he's not getting any younger and during the hottest days of summer it's nice to have someone else come in and do it.

Can you share a little bit more about your father?
My dad is one of the sweetest dads I know. He loves his three girls so much. Although he might have dreamed of having a boy to play ball with or whatever, he did his best to adapt. I'm thankful that he has given me an earthly example of what a loving Heavenly Father looks like

Do you have a special Father’s Day memory to share?
A couple of years ago we recorded the song "King of the World". We didn't have a final mix of it yet, but our producer made us a rough mix of the song. I was able to send that to him for Father's Day as a surprise. I think it meant a lot to him.